The SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge (SoCal CCC) is an opportunity for middle and high school students to gain invaluable experience in the growing and important field of cybersecurity.
This STEM-based competition is free to student teams of five to eight and no experience is necessary to participate. Registration will be open for this week.
Since its start, the SoCal CCC has helped more than 8,000 students get their start in cybersecurity and given more than $100,000 to grow cyber programs in schools.
Last year more than 500 students from Imperial, San Diego, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties participated in the challenge.
With its mission of leading and inspiring innovation in education, the San Diego County Office of Education supports this innovative opportunity for San Diego County students.
The goal of the SoCal Cyber Cup Challenge is to "encourage students to learn about computer security threats by providing an educational venue in which students are able to apply the theories and practical skills they have learned, and foster a spirit of teamwork, ethical behavior and effective communication both within and across teams," according to competition officials.